The Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper, P.C., C.C.
Stephen Harper was the 22nd prime minister of Canada. Uniting the centre-right political mosaic of the country, he co-founded the modern Conservative Party of Canada and became the longest-serving Conservative prime minister since Sir John A. Macdonald. Under his watch, Canada emerged from the global financial crisis faster than any other world-leading economy, with federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years, a balanced budget, significant investments in health care and infrastructure, and an international free-trade network that reached Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. He remains a sought-after thought leader for conservatives around the world.